Campaign to encourage more people into the armed forces

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Campaign to encourage more people into the armed forces

·         Test your reaction speeds on a BATAK light generated wall

·         Experience a 360-degree parachute jump through virtual reality headsets

·         Speak to nine different Army Reserve/Regular units/corps to learn about the wide variety of paid opportunities

The British Army is holding an engagement event at the Serpentine Green shopping centre in Hampton on Thursday 2 February to Sunday 5 February where local people seeking a challenge, adventure or training either in their spare-time or as a full time career can find out about a wide variety of paid opportunities.

Visitors will get the chance to test how fast their reactions are on a light generated BATAK wall test, experience a parachute jump or drive a Challenger 2 battle tank through virtual reality headset technology, and take a selfie in a MAN Support Vehicle 6 tonne truck. Local soldiers will also be talking to visitors and answering questions about their roles in the Army Reserves and Regular Army.

Nine different Army Units/Corps will be involved, including 3 Royal Anglian Regiment, 158 Regiment The Royal Logistics Corp, 254 Medical Regiment, 167 Catering Support Regiment and the Royal Signals. These Army Units/Corps are recruiting, and offer a wide variety of paid opportunities to anyone seeking a challenge and adventure or training in their spare-time.

WO1 Malcolm Mooney, Royal Logistics Corps, said: “The Army provides people a chance to belong to one of the most respected organisations in the world while enjoying the opportunities and challenges that the diverse range of roles can offer, be that through a career in the Army Reserves or Regular Army.

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